Hawaii Theme Wedding Resources

Luau Resources

First Name Hawaiian Translations Popular Hawaiian Words & Phrases
Easy to Create Centerpiece, Guest Book Table, and Cake Decorating Suggestions for Hawaii Theme Celebration
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Click here to view our resources on having a Hawaii theme wedding anywhere!

Click here to view our Luau resources and recipes to have a Hawaii theme celebration anywhere!

Click here to view first name translations into Hawaiian!

Click here to view popular Hawaiian words and phrases!

Click here to view reasources helpful if you would like to move to Hawaii!

Click here for additional resources for information about Hawaii!

Enjoy or share treats and treasures from Hawaii anytime with our Island Gift Shop!

Silk flower leis and decorations to add touches of Hawaii to your celebration!

Real Tiger Shark Tooth Necklaces from Hawaii!

Adorable Hawaiian Kissing Couple figures that are Salt & Pepper shakers and can be used as cake toppers for your celebration!

Authentic hula skirts and hula instruments from Hawaii!

Plant cuttings and seeds to grow a bit of Hawaii anywhere!

Authentic Hawaiian Poi to add to your Hawaii theme celebration!

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Clothing and gift items with images of Hawaii!

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Find out what your name is in Hawaiian!

We feature over 4,000 phonetic Hawaiian name translations. This is a great resource if  if you are looking for a baby/pet name or to translate the names of your Hawaii theme party guests. 

When outsiders began visiting Hawaii adaptations were made to “translate” non-Hawaiian names to “Hawaiian names” phonetically based on the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. The 5 vowels a,e,i,o and u as well as the 8 consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, w and ' (which is called a glottal stop) make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet. In the Hawaiian language a consonant is always followed by a vowel which also means all Hawaiian words end in a vowel. Please note that the glottal stop is not used in phonetic name translations, just literal Hawaiian words.

Names and words are more easily pronounced when they are broken down into single syllable chunks. Take the name of Hawaii ’s state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and pronounce it hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a.  Phonetically pronounced who-moo-who-moo-new-coo-new-coo-ah-poo-ah-ah. Sometimes the letter W is pronounced the same as V as in the traditional pronunciation of Hawai'i which is phonetically pronounced huh-vi-ee rather than huh-why-ee. 

Stressed vowels
a - ah, as in car: aloha
e - a, as in may: nene
i - ee
, as in bee: honi
o - oh
, as in so: mahalo
u - oo
, as in spoon: kapu
Unstressed vowels
a - a, as in about: ali`i
e - eh, as in met: kane

A traditional Hawaiian name has a specific meaning behind it and is given to a child when they are born by a family elder.  The child is typically named after something that came to a family elder in a dream, by distinguishing characteristics the child displays when born, or characteristics the family would like the child to display. For example the woman’s name Lani means Heavenly.

The Hawaiian translations we provide are phonetic and have no intentional literal meanings.
The phonetic translations are done based on the sounds the name makes when said and the Hawaiian alphabet and word structure. Because there are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian language there are many names which sound similar and have the same phonetic translation.

Click on the first letter of the first name

A B C D E F G H
I J K L M N O P
Q R S T U V W X, Y, Z
Resource of Traditional Hawaiian Names

 

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Easily create a
HAWAII THEME WEDDING
anywhere!

Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
Reception Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and wedding cakes.
Hawaii Wedding Planner Resource to assist in planning a Hawaii Theme Wedding.
Vow Suggestions   Hawaii Theme wedding vow suggestions.
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme sand unity ceremony.
The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii for your special day!

 



IT'S EASY TO HOST A HAWAII THEME
LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Host a Luau Tips and suggestions to easily host a Hawaiian Luau anywhere!
Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and cakes.
Hawaii Theme Christmas Party Ideas Games, recipes, and fun ideas for a Hawaii theme Christmas party.
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaii Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Full menu with recipes for creating a Hawaii theme Thanksgiving dinner.
Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic translations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
Game Ideas Fun Hawaii theme game ideas.
Entertainment Directory of Hawaiian/Polynesian entertainers, hula dancers and caterers around the world.
Hawaiian Radio Listen to Hawaiian radio stations online.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii for your celebration!

 


ADDITIONAL HAWAII RELATED RESOURCES

Hawaii FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions about Hawaii.
Sharks Information on sharks found around the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii Research Resources for students and anyone else doing research about Hawaii.
Move to Hawaii Resources for anyone considering moving to Hawaii.
Hawaii Travel Tips Tips for anyone planning a visit to the Hawaiian Islands.
Hula Moves Learn how to dance the hula.
Grow Pineapple Pineapple growing tips and fun facts.
Make a Flower Lei Instructions on how to make a flower lei.
Play a Ukulele Learn how to play a ukulele.
Virtual Hawaii Hawaii photo gallery with photos taken around the Hawaiian Islands.
About Us More about who A Friend in the Islands is.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii you can enjoy or share anytime, anywhere in the USA!

Click here to view dozens of clothing and gift items with OUR OWN CUSTOM images reflecting Hawaii's beauty and lifestyles.


 

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